Repurpose ladders into birdhouse stands! Mount birdhouses on old ladders to create functional garden accents. I painted the ladders and the birdhouses in the same barn red to make them a grouping. They bring color to a shady area covered with ivy.
Some fun ideas in here! Instead of a tree swing, how about hanging something more grown up (but equally fun)? This inverted papasan chair base serves as an innovative place to hang curtain panels - good ideas for yard sale or thrift store finds
Turn a short stepladder into a garden focal point with a coat of bright paint, then decorate the steps with your favorite potted combinations in cans. Look for old ladders at garage and estate sales, thrift stores and flea markets.